HILT2016 will take place on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in Indianapolis, IN.

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is the premier urban campus of Indiana University and Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana. IUPUI offers more than 225 degrees in 21 different schools and has the largest number of underrepresented minorities in the Indiana University system and the largest population of graduate and professional students of any university in Indiana. The campus is located less than 3/4 of a mile from the center of downtown Indianapolis, just two blocks from the Indiana State Capitol and adjacent to White River State Park (home of the Indiana State Museum and Indianapolis Zoo).

Getting Around

The Institute will take place on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) adjacent to downtown Indianapolis. With a compact campus and easy biking pathways, we encourage you to consider using the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare, which has stations across the city including one at our campus center. You can also easily rent a Zipcar to get to locations around town. During day, you should anticipate a 10 minute walk between our various locations. There is no local campus shuttle.

Getting Here

IUPUI is located on the west side of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana next to the Indianapolis Zoo and White River State Park.

From the Indianapolis Airport (Code: IND)

Public Transit

IndyGo’s local service Route 8 offers public transportation between downtown Indianapolis and the Indianapolis International Airport. Airport customers can board Indianapolis Public Transportation at the Airport’s Ground Transportation Center, Zone 6. Approximate travel time between downtown and the Airport is 45 minutes with a cost of $1.75 (exact fare needed). Route 8 service on the weekdays is every 15 minutes Monday through Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. It is every 30 minutes from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. and drops to 70 minutes until midnight on weekends.

Driving Directions

From the Northwest (Chicago, IL)

Take I-65 South to Exit #114, which is West Street/Martin Luther King Blvd (SR 421). Take West Street South through the 10th, 9th and Saint Clair St. and Indiana Avenue intersections, to Michigan Street and turn Right (one-way West). Follow the  instructions below once you get to campus.

From the North

Take Meridian Street South (SR 31) to downtown Indianapolis. Turn Right onto Michigan Street (one-way West), it will take you to campus! (Pass through Illinois St., Capitol, Senate and Indiana Ave., and West Street intersections.) Follow the instructions below once you get to campus.

From the Northeast/East (Columbus, OH) 

Take I-465 South on the east side of town to I-70 West. As you come into town take the I-65 North exit to Chicago, IL (right lane, near Meridian St.), then move into the far Left Lane and take Exit #114 to West Street/Martin Luther King Blvd. Take West Street South through the 10th St., 9th St., St. Clair St. and Indiana Avenue intersections, and turn Right onto Michigan St. (one-way West). Follow the instructions below once you get to campus.

From the Southeast/South (Louisville, KY)

Take I-65 North downtown and take the I-70 West ramp (to St. Louis, MO). Then take Exit #79A, which is West Street/Missouri Street. Travel North through the McCarty, Merrill, South, Maryland, Washington, Ohio, and New York Street intersections to Michigan Street and turn Left (one-way West). Follow the instructions below once you get to campus.

From the Airport or Southwest/West (St. Louis, MO)

Travel East on I-70 East to Exit #79A, which is West Street/Missouri Street. Travel North through McCarty, Merrill, South, Maryland, Washington, Ohio, and New York Street(s) to Michigan Street and turn Left (one-way West). Follow the once you get to campus instructions below.


Parking garages are available on campus. The nearest parking garage to our breakfast and lunch location is the Vermont Garage on Vermont Street. The nearest parking garage to our class locations are the North Street parking Garage. The nearest parking garage to our dormitory location is the Hine Hall parking garage.

For those who have purchased their week-long parking pass from HILT, you will park in any of the garages listed above, taking a ticket when you enter. When you check in at registration monday morning, you will be given a replacement pass that can be used to get into and out of the parking garage without incurring additional fees.

View the campus visitor’s parking map to identify your parking location.

Maps + Locations


IUPUI will assign HILT participants who elect to stay in dormitory housing. Please be aware that dormitories are no-frills accommodations and require you to walk to the classroom buildings. It is expected that participants electing to stay in dormitory housing recognize this aspect of their stay. Pro-rating of dormitory stays are not possible.


Indianapolis is a major convention, leisure, and sporting destination and has lots of great places to stay. But because downtown stays so busy, it pays to plan ahead! This is especially true as Indianapolis will be hosting the Brickyard 400 on the Sunday prior (the 26th) as well as the Gen Con Gaming Convention (Thursday, July 30- August 2). As such, local hotels may be difficult to book. HILT is not affiliated with the businesses contained in this listing nor are we able to negotiate any special rates. This listing is provided as a courtesy only.

Candlewood Suites City Centre
1152 N. White River Parkway, West Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 536-7700
The Alexander-A Dolce Hotel
333 South Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Courtyard Indianapolis Downtown
601 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 822-9029
Residence Inn Downtown on the Canal
350 W New York St
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
(317) 822-0840
Fairfield Inn & Suites Indianapolis Downtown
501 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 636-7678
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Indianapolis, at the Capitol
320 N Senate Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
(317) 684-7733
Crowne Plaza Hotel at Historic Union Station
123 W. Louisiana Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 631-2221
Nestle Inn
637 N East St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Hampton Inn Downtown
105 S. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 261-1200
Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown
10 East Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 955-9700
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites City Centre
410 S. Missouri Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 822-6400
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Connected to Circle Center Mall
One South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 632-1234
Park Place City Centre
1150 N. White River Parkway, West Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 829-1200
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
350 West Maryland Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 822-3500
Radisson Hotel Indianapolis Airport
2500 S. High School Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46241
(317) 244-3361
Spring Hill Suites Indianapolis Downtown
601 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 972-7293

Roommate Selection

Participants are welcome to provide the name of a preferred roommate when booking their housing. We will do our best to accommodate roommate preference.

Questions on dormitory housing can be directed to dhtraining01@gmail.com.

Dormitory Info: The Tower Apartments

The Tower, located in the heart of the IUPUI campus at 850 W. Michigan St, will feature double occupancy rooms with on-suite bath. The Tower Apartments are a 5 minute walk to the classroom buildings and a 10-15 minute walk to special event locations.

Tower furnishings include: twin-size bed, desk, chair, dresser.

All dormitory rooms are non-smoking. You will be provided with clean linens to make your own bed, access to the Tower fitness room, as well as breakfast and lunch in our campus dining hall. Parking passes are an additional $45 per car for the week.

Dormitory Location

Tower Hall (corner of University Blvd and Michigan). The registration desk is located on the first floor of the building in the central lobby. Dormitory desk support hours (including registration) will be:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

Check In

You will proceed to the registration desk in Tower Hall. If the desk is not occupied,  information on who to call when you arrive will be waiting for you. The RA on duty will meet you at the desk to get you into your dorm room. Please note the building doors lock at 9 pm thus entrance after 9 pm is by calling for access. The phone number will be posted on the front doors at Michigan Avenue and University Avenue. You will be met at those same doors at the corner of Michigan Avenue and University Avenue to be let into the building for registration if you are arriving outside of the check-in hours listed above.

When you check in you will be given access to your assigned room, and access to the Tower fitness room with a small set of cardio machines and free weights.

Each room will have a linen package that includes: 1 blanket, 1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet, 1 pillow, 1 pillow case, 1 bath towel, 1 hand towel, 1 washcloth, 1 bathmat. Shower curtain and toilet paper in each bathroom will be provided. The linen packets will be placed in each room prior to Check-In. Conference participants will make their own beds. We encourage you to bring an extra blanket or your own pillow for added comfort and familiarity.

Please note that no toiletries such as soap, shampoo, and conditioner are not included. We also encourage you to bring a plastic glass or water bottle as well as any other accessories you might need for your stay.

Each room has individually controlled air-conditioning units.

There is an ice machine on the 8th floor. When you are on the floor you get off the elevator and make a left. It is the first room on the left.

There are wall sconces and lamps included in the room.

The nearest parking location to the Tower Hall Residences is the Hine Hall Parking Garage located adjacent to Tower and Hine Halls. As an FYI, Tower and Hine Hall are attached to one another via a short glassed walkway.

Wifi credentials, meal passes, parking passes, and your HILT badge will be provided at the HILT registration desk.

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